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Special Relationship: Crossing Borders

September 9th, 2016

Episode 793 of 882 episodes

Celeste and John take a look at the facts and feelings surrounding one of the thorniest issues of the 2016 campaign for the White House: Immigration reform. Journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American shares how his experiences as an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines have shaped his life, his work and his view of the race for president. Next, former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner, now a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, breaks down what is and isn't working on border security, deportation and the politics of reform. This episode was produced by Zack Mack.

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